BOXING: Holyfield signs deal to take on Lewis

EVANDER HOLYFIELD has signed a contract with the promoter Don King for the world heavyweight title unification bout with Lennox Lewis.

American television embraces Starr quality

The Clinton-Monica tryst barely raised a smile at the Emmys. But then TV folks have always known which side their bread is buttered.

By their logos shall you know them

Blame Martin Lambie-Nairn. He designed the Channel 4 logo, and now the name of the game is branding, rebranding and re-rebranding.

Boxing: Holyfield of dreams for frustrated Lewis

Bob Mee says that Britain's finest heavyweight is in danger of going down in history

Boxing: Holyfield still wants unity

Evander Holyfield has blamed the US cable television network HBO for the collapse of his proposed heavyweight unification fight with Lennox Lewis.

Boxing: Lewis and Holyfield camps begin to discuss unification

A meeting held yesterday at Don King's office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, left associates of Evander Holyfield and Lennox Lewis to work out a formula for unifying the world heavyweight championship. There remains a possibility that they could meet in May or June next year but only if their demands make financial sense to the American cable network Home Box Office.

Boxing: Lewis date in doubt

Lennox Lewis's mandatory World Boxing Council heavyweight title defence against Henry Akinwande now looks unlikely to go ahead on 12 July.

Lewis' bout with Bowe is called off

Boxing

Thunderbirds are going, going, gone

MARIANNE MACDONALD

Ability is often of less advantage to a fighter than being well connected politically, and the public are frequently fobbed off

When John L Sullivan went around boasting that he could lick any man on earth, there was only one heavyweight champion. Presently there are six versions of the title. As Seth Abraham put it this week, the inmates are running the asylum.

HBO deal may help Lewis title bid

BOXING

'Average' debut for Martina

Martina Navratilova is making her debut at Wimbledon this week - in the HBO commentary box, alongside her friend and mentor Billie Jean King and, maintaining her usual outspoken style, the astute nine-times champion was noticeably forthright in analysing matches.

Foreman's outrageous fortune

Harry Mullan weighs the heavy penalty suffered by a German champion

Letter: Sunny statistics that light up the satellite Sky

Sir: William Phillips thinks the satellite and cable revolution has stalled ('Clouds in Murdoch's Sky', 3 August). What is the evidence? Average viewing in satellite homes has dropped 7 per cent this year compared with last. But average viewing in all homes has fallen this year. For the last week for which we have figures, the drop is nearly 10 per cent.

Anglia in Time Warner tie-up

ANGLIA Television, the Norwich- based company, is taking a stake in a Hollywood movie studio as part of an elaborate tie-up with Time Warner, the US media giant.
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